Ryan Hoffmann

Cosatu: ‘Get to school on time!’

Trade union federation Cosatu has thrown its weight behind an education NGO's campaign to encourage learners to get to school on time.

UniZulu students want classes again

Student representatives at the strife-torn University of Zululand are hopeful that academic activity will resume at the institution on Wednesday.

Law ‘should force govt to act’ on education crisis

Inequality across schools is so extreme that legislation should be amended to force the government to set minimum infrastructure standards.

EC education crisis comes to Parliament

More than 100 high school learners picketed outside Parliament on Thursday last week to draw attention to education crisis in the Eastern Cape.

HIV testing must ‘protect learners’ rights’

The lack of privacy at schools means that HIV tests on schoolchildren there must not proceed without proper planning and protection of human rights.

Activists welcome HIV tests at school

Children's rights experts and activists have welcomed government proposals offer HIV tests in schools.

Quality matters

The access to the provision of free education is a worthy goal but it should not come at the expense of quality.

Culprits fingered in school exclusion cases

Eastern Cape official says white male principals are prime offenders in school exclusions.

Behind the first-year flood

Universities that offer diplomas as well as degrees appear to be the first choice of students who have been flooding universities.

Flood of new matrics besiege varsities

Two Johannesburg universities were flooded this week by unprecedented numbers of students seeking late admission.

Class of 2010 in limbo

More than 20% of learners who heard last week that they had passed the matric exams could be left in limbo in the 2011 academic year.

A matter of principals

SGBs expressed dismay this week that the department of basic education was discussing whether to remove their power to appoint school principals.

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Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it